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What are the natural home remedies for alopecia barbae around chin & natural proper foods please guide me.

Dr. Col V C Goyal 92% (8477 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
What are the natural home remedies for alopecia barbae around chin & natural proper foods please guide me.
1.Sulphur may help you grow new hair so take more Garlic, onion, eggs 2.7.Take good healthy nutritious diet including fruits and vegetables- Eggs, Cheese ,Cauliflower ,Whole Grain atta, berries, mushrooms, banana, carrot ,peanut (good source of biotin vit B7) 8.Curry leaves extract (boiling in water and taking that water) 9.Do not apply any gel/lotion /any other chemical. 10.Get thyroid t3 t4 tsh tested medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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The Bald Facts - Is Alopecia The Reason of Baldness?

Dr. Amit Seth 93% (10 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
The Bald Facts - Is Alopecia The Reason of Baldness?

Find Out the Type of Alopecia the Bald Patches Might Be Indicating

Alopecia Areata is the most prominent kind of alopecia that causes hair fall. It happens if your immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in excessive shedding and even bald patches. Generally, people below 20 are most affected by this condition but it may occur to any individual irrespective of age and gender. The hair loss is reversible on its own and treatments are also available. Below is a list of different types of Alopecia Areata that have been diagnosed in people.

  • Alopecia Universalis (AU) - This kind of alopecia leads to complete hair loss from the body, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Alopecia Totalis (AT) - Alopecia Tolalis causes shedding of hair from the scalp making one bald.
  • Alopecia Barbae - When Alopecia Areata occurs at the beard area making patches or wiping the entire area smooth, it is called Alopecia Barbae.
  • Scarring Alopecias (Cicatricial Alopecias) - This is the rarest form of Alopecia where one loses hair permanently.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) - Also called male or female pattern baldness, this type of alopecia causes excessive thinning of hair to the point that the scalp is almost visible. This is a progressive kind of hair loss that is most common in people with hereditary alopecia.
  • Traction Alopecia - This type of alopecia results from excessive pulling on the hair, which causes tension in the hair follicles. Primarily seen in women because of certain kind of hairstyles, it can lead to damage of hair shafts preventing re-growth of hair.
  • Telogen Effluvium - If more than normal amount of hair falls out then, it is called Telogen Effluvium. It is usually innocuous and the hair returns to its former glory after the phase has passed.
  • Anagen Effluvium - This type of hair loss is caused due to chemicals used to treat cancer. After the completion of the treatment, hair usually grows back to its normal state. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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I am 25 and my moustache is very thin. I got a patchy beard. Can any medicine help me grow thicker moustache and a proper beard.

Dt. Amar Singh 91% (10186 ratings)
B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 25 and my moustache is very thin. I got a patchy beard. Can any medicine help me grow thicker moustache and a pr...
Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.
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Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Dr. Latika Arya 88% (146 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

What is Razor Bump (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae)?

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in blacks who shave regularly.

Who gets razor bumps?

About 50% of black males are said to be affected. Other races can also be affected. Though the condition is most commonly reported in men, women who remove unwanted hair also suffer from this condition.

Causes of Razor Bumps-

The condition is caused by both genetic factors and various hair removal methods.

Genetic factors:

  1. Curved hair follicles and curly hair
  2. A defect in the gene for the hair protein keratin 6hf

Hair removal methods may cause razor bumps by either creating a sharp hair tip that re-enters the skin away from the hair pore (extrafollicular penetration) or by the hair shaft breaking off at different lengths and piercing the follicle from within the skin (transfollicular penetration). An inflammatory reaction is then set up in response to the hair fragments lying in the skin. The following methods may cause razor bumps:

  1. Shaving
  2. Tweezing
  3. Waxing
  4. Electrolysis

Symptoms-

  • Ingrown hairs
  • Red, skin coloured or dark bumps
  • Bumps containing pus

What are the complications of razor bumps?

  • Pigmentary problems (darkening of the area most common)
  • Scarring
  • Abscess formation
  • Psychological problems

Razor bumps are most common on the beard, however they have been reported to occur on the pubic area, legs and scalp.

The Treatment-

There are several treatment options to deal with razor bumps already present. They include:

  • Moisturizers
  • Retinoids
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion

Prevention of Razor Bumps:

It is true to say that 'prevention is better than cure'. Here are the preventions-

  • Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact.
  • Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps. The following is a guide to safer shaving methods:
    • Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving.
    • Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel.
    • Avoid double and triple blade razors.
    • Shave in the direction of hair growth.
    • Do not pull the skin taut.
    • Use a sharp blade, rinse after each stroke.
    • Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation.
  • Clipping hairs with a small pair of facial scissors is an option for women with few unwanted hairs.
  • Chemical depilatories (hair removal creams) are another option for hair removal.
  • Electrolysis is a permanent method of hair removal but requires several sessions. It is operator dependent and can cause bumps and scarring. Waxing and tweezing also have the potential to cause bumps.
  • Eflornithine hydrochloride is a cream that slows the growth of hair and therefore can be used in combination with a hair removal method. It is marketed for women with unwanted facial hair.
  • Anti-androgen drugs can be used in females who have hirsutism (male pattern hair growth e.g. beard hairs)
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I have been suffering from alopecia barbae from last 5 months and it is spreading after medications. What should I do? Please help me out with dis one. Plzzzz.

Dr. Atula Gupta 88% (2190 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I have been suffering from alopecia barbae from last 5 months and it is spreading after medications. What should I do...
You are suffering from it could be alopecia areata. You need to consult directly to dermatologist doctor in order to examine properly. Main while you may use tugaine 5% gel once at night for one month over patch. Mom ate cream alternate days daily in the morning for 3 weeks over patches.
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Please suggest treatment for tinea barbae. Hairs in my beards are falling. Please advise.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 94% (17700 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Please suggest treatment for tinea barbae. Hairs in my beards are falling. Please advise.
Hi, tk, plenty of water, go for meditation. Tk, easily digestible diet on time. Avoid, alcohol, caffiene, nicotine, junk food. Tk, homoeo medicne: @ selenium 1000-6 pills, wkly. Tk, care.
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Patches of Baldness? It Could Be this Type of Alopecia!

Richfeel 89% (958 ratings)
Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Patches of Baldness? It Could Be this Type of Alopecia!

Find Out the Type of Alopecia the Bald Patches Might Be Indicating

Alopecia Areata is the most prominent kind of alopecia that causes hair fall. It happens if your immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in excessive shedding and even bald patches. Generally, people below 20 are most affected by this condition but it may occur to any individual irrespective of age and gender. The hair loss is reversible on its own and treatments are also available. Below is a list of different types of Alopecia Areata that have been diagnosed in people.

  • Alopecia Universalis (AU) - This kind of alopecia leads to complete hair loss from the body, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Alopecia Totalis (AT) - Alopecia Tolalis causes shedding of hair from the scalp making one bald.
  • Alopecia Barbae - When Alopecia Areata occurs at the beard area making patches or wiping the entire area smooth, it is called Alopecia Barbae.
  • Scarring Alopecias (Cicatricial Alopecias) - This is the rarest form of Alopecia where one loses hair permanently.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) - Also called male or female pattern baldness, this type of alopecia causes excessive thinning of hair to the point that the scalp is almost visible. This is a progressive kind of hair loss that is most common in people with hereditary alopecia.
  • Traction Alopecia - This type of alopecia results from excessive pulling on the hair, which causes tension in the hair follicles. Primarily seen in women because of certain kind of hairstyles, it can lead to damage of hair shafts preventing re-growth of hair.
  • Telogen Effluvium - If more than normal amount of hair falls out then, it is called Telogen Effluvium. It is usually innocuous and the hair returns to its former glory after the phase has passed.
  • Anagen Effluvium - This type of hair loss is caused due to chemicals used to treat cancer. After the completion of the treatment, hair usually grows back to its normal state.

Related Tip: Top Causes of Hair Loss and Hair Thinning in Women?

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I was diagnosed with alopecia barbae, started taking homeopathy. Doctor says that recovery has started, even I see some hair coming in the patches. I want to know generally hoew much time it takes for full recovery.

Dr. Raj Bonde 94% (47362 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I was diagnosed with alopecia barbae, started taking homeopathy. Doctor says that recovery has started, even I see so...
Hello hair problem is common now a days due to stress and busy life take full sleep drink panty water have fruits take acid hydrofluoric 30 2 tds x 30 days and revert you may contact me on this sites and see my packges.
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I am 30 year old male. I search on net. I think I have alopecia barbae as hair gone in patches from my beard area.

Dr. Sucharitra Picasso 93% (11809 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 30 year old male. I search on net. I think I have alopecia barbae as hair gone in patches from my beard area.
Hi, if you are so much sure about the diagnosis of the condition, you can start taking homoeopathic medicines, you will get improvement without any side effects: Acid Fluor. 200/ twice a day daily for 20 days. Revert me back after that for the condition
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I am noticing a small Patch of hair loss is there on my beard after investigating on internet I came to know its alopecia areata barbae should I consult a dermatologist or wait for few days/moths to grow the hair back as I have read over internet that the best way of treating is to avoid it for some time. Thanking in advance

Dr. Malhotra Ayurveda (Clinic) 85% (19517 ratings)
Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am noticing a small Patch of hair loss  is there on my beard after investigating on internet I came to know its alo...
Boil dried amla in coconut oil till the oil turns black in color. Massage your scalp with this oil. This is an effective and very easy home remedy to check hair loss. There are also other ways where we can include amla in our hair care routine.
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